Blu-ray Review: The Poughkeepsie Tapes
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The Poughkeepsie Tapes
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Director: John Erick Dowdle
Screenwriter: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle
Cast: Bobbi Sue Luther, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 86 Minutes
Release Date: October 10, 2017

The Poughkeepsie Tapes, a found-footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine and As Above, So Below), made its premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was picked up by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and scheduled for a 2008 theatrical release – you may even remember seeing trailers for the movie before Frank Darabont’s The Mist. In spite of the promotional advertising, the docu-thriller was removed from the studio’s release schedule.

For years, the only way to watch Dowdle’s movie was a rough cut available on file-sharing sites. In 2014, however, the movie was given its first official release as a video on demand (VOD) title available through DirecTV. A month later, it was removed from the VOD platform for reasons unknown. As a result, the movie has gained an underground following as being something akin to a snuff film, so violent – so dark and disturbing – that it isn’t suitable for mainstream audiences. Enter Scream Factory, Shout Factory’s sub-division of forgotten horror and science-fiction films, who are giving the film its first proper home video release.

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Contest: ‘As Above/So Below’ Prize Pack
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Coming to theaters this Friday is the psychological thriller As Above/So Below, so in conjunction with this release, we have some very cool prize packs for some lucky winners!

One (1) First Prize winner will receive an As Above/So Below prize pack containing:

  • One (1) As Above/So Below T-shirt
  • One (1) As Above/So Below Backpack
  • One (1) As Above/So Below Messenger Bag
  • One (1) As Above/So Below poster signed by Ben Feldman & Perdita Weeks
  • One (1) As Above/So Below Promo Code Card

One (1) Runner-Up winner will receive an As Above/So Below prize pack containing:

  • One (1) As Above/So Below T-shirt
  • One (1) As Above/So Below poster signed by Ben Feldman & Perdita Weeks

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SDCC 2014: Check Out Our Massive Comic-Con Panel Photo Gallery
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While we were in San Diego covering Comic-Con, our hearty team of weather-worn GoDs cranked out more than 60 articles. We were given a personal tour of Crimson Peak by director Guillermo del Toro. We piloted a virtual Jaeger from Pacific Rim. We covered four straight days of film and television panels in Hall H. We published tons of really great comic book news, casting announcements, all manner of awesome reveals, and so much more!

I took so many photos during the Hall H panels I attended at SDCC, that I’ve been updating our panel coverage articles with galleries since Sunday afternoon. And I’ve only now just finished processing my final lot of panel photos.

Below are nearly 400 additional panel photos that were taken over the course of my four days in Hall H, including Kingsman: The Secret Service with Colin Firth; the EW Women Who Kick Ass panel; The Maze Runner, the newest film in the Hitman franchise Agent 47; Michael Mann’s Blackhat with Chris Helmsworth; Let’s Be Cops; the newest stop-motion masterpiece from Laika, The Box Trolls; Paris-sewer found-footage horror, As Above So Below; Salma Hayek’s ‘The Raid,’ Everly; and an animated film that was completely off my radar pre-SDCC, but which I am now extremely looking forward to, The Book of Life.

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Digital Deal: M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Devil’
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The digital deal of the day over at Amazon today is the film Devil, directed by John Erick Dowdle, which is available for rental for only $.99. M. Night Shyamalan came up with the story for the film, which is to be the first part of a trilogy conceived by Shyamalan called The Night Chronicles.

This deal is valid only for today, Thursday, April 21, 2011, until midnight PST. Once you activate the rental through the Amazon Instant Video service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. If you’re interested in purchasing the digital version, the cost is $14.99.

Also, if you’d like to own a physical copy of the movie, the Blu-ray is available for $24.99 while the DVD is $19.99. Both editions are part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program “” you get the film as a FREE digital rental you can watch immediately when your purchase the physical copy.

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